Which colours will we be seeing a lot of in the coming year? What shapes and materials will be used in the interior? Trendwatcher Aafje Nijman answers these questions. In a presentation organised by Bloemenbureau Holland, she talked about which trends we will see in 2020 and how they will affect our environment. Based on this, she has developed three style trends, which are explained in more detail in this article.
We no longer think in boxes. The boundaries between generations, genders and origin are blurring and groups like the ones we know today will disappear. This means that different worlds will be mixed together. A variety of colours and contrasting colours are being used, there is variation in shapes and sizes, and different types of plants are grouped together in an exotic mix of plants.
We are becoming overstimulated and have difficulty finding our way in a world in which we are overloaded with information. In response to this, we look for spaces that have a calm, soft and serene appearance. The Plant Bathing Studio in Amsterdam where you can unwind by literally immersing yourself in greenery is a good example. The trend is characterised by light colours and pastel shades, round shapes and materials with a matt or semi-transparent appearance.
The world is so focused on perfection that there is a need for authenticity, which is characterised by imperfection. Resistance against the perfect role model is growing and we are becoming a little rebellious. We want to find things out for ourselves and not be harassed by rules. This is reflected in bold and unconventional designs, in which existing products are used in an innovative and eccentric way. Powerful colours are combined with concrete grey and industrial black, and plants with painted leaves are in the spotlight.